Date of Award
Creative Studies, M.S.
Center for Studies in Creativity
Dr. Cyndi Burnett
A wide range of factors contribute to an individual’s success in life. This study presents 7 “secrets” seen in 10 individuals who have successfully made fulfilling connections with their passions. Torrance (1983) identified a direct link between individuals who discovered their passions and their creative productivity. The Appreciative Inquiry model (Cooperrider & Whitney, 2005) is used to garner a collection of stories and anecdotes. A questionnaire was developed using Rhodes’ (1961) 4P’s model. Secrets identified include: developing a comfort level with risk-taking, seeking out mentors in one’s life, developing one’s spiritual side, and practicing mindfulness.
Drayton, Nicolas C., "The 7 Secrets of People Who Have Found Their Passions" (2016). Creative Studies Graduate Student Master's Projects. 247.